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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th December 2019, 11:37
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By captaincarot
that's actually the species i thought it was an...

that's actually the species i thought it was an emerald turned up on the same tree but was so close to my head it was inside the minimum focus distance, so i didn't actually manage to get a shot of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th November 2019, 18:16
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By captaincarot
ok thanks

ok thanks
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th November 2019, 13:43
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By captaincarot
cozumel island i think

cozumel island i think
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th November 2019, 12:03
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By captaincarot
hummingbird spp Yucatan

hi there, it took this one back in may while visiting the yucatan peninsula,
i'm now more confused about which species it might be than i was when i took it.
any suggestions as to species
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th June 2019, 18:16
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By captaincarot
thanks everyone , having checked things out and...

thanks everyone , having checked things out and what the particular local subspecies of olive throated parakeet looks like, i reckon you're all absolutely spot on
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st June 2019, 18:03
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By captaincarot
parrot spp yucatan mexico

hi chapos, anyone got any ideas on this one it has me stumped, 1 of 4 sighted at coba mayan ruins yucatan peninsula quintanna roo mexico at the end of may this year.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th June 2019, 13:30
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By captaincarot
thankyou B (:

thankyou B (:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th June 2019, 12:49
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By captaincarot
rail type species mexico

]hi everyone
looking for an id on this raill spp
i found this one by the big lake outside of coba ruins quintana roo mexico a couple of weeks ago, i suspect it's possibly a juvenile purple gallinule...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 29th December 2016, 15:32
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By captaincarot
thankyou i suspected it might have happened on...

thankyou

i suspected it might have happened on other occasions, but i'd never heard of it before.
it's still coming back quite a few times per day each day now
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 26th December 2016, 12:32
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By captaincarot
Gold crest visiting bird feeder

has anyone ever heard of goldcrest feeding from bird feeders, as i have one that turned up christmas eve and has been back daily. it's feeding on the fatballs in the fatball feeder
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Monday 28th November 2016, 09:20
Replies: 6
Views: 2,762
Posted By captaincarot
though there's quite a bit of info on the nex...

though there's quite a bit of info on the nex thread down called a week in monte gordo. which might give you a starting point to work from
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Monday 28th November 2016, 09:18
Replies: 6
Views: 2,762
Posted By captaincarot
there are a few pdf's out there with information...

there are a few pdf's out there with information on birding in portugal. produced by the portuguese government.
there's the visit portugal birdwatching website which has some info on.
one of the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 25th November 2016, 12:13
Replies: 21
Views: 9,409
Posted By captaincarot
it's very easy to find your way around. i'd never...

it's very easy to find your way around.
i'd never been before last december.
one trip and found every species you would want to.
barranco de la torre
will get you fuerteventura stone chat....
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Thursday 17th November 2016, 18:28
Replies: 7
Views: 2,790
Posted By captaincarot
thanks chaps. some great information there. yes...

thanks chaps.
some great information there.
yes i realise the bee eaters and golden orioles won't be there simon.
though i'm not so bothered as i've already seen both this year anyway in...
Forum: Portugal including Madeira Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,790
Posted By captaincarot
a week in monte gordo.

we're off to monte gordo at the end of the month.
i've downloaded and had a good read at all the published info on the net such as the tourist department birding brochures,

i was just wondering if...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 12:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,382
Posted By captaincarot
it was as would be expected a complete hatchet job

it was as would be expected a complete hatchet job
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Saturday 29th October 2016, 19:14
Replies: 8
Views: 3,168
Posted By captaincarot
i've just contacted giannis, these were his...

i've just contacted giannis, these were his thoughts. though he wont be to easy to find as he's there now up in the mountains.

He should visit Evros Delta, Dadia Forest and maybe the area between...
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Saturday 29th October 2016, 16:33
Replies: 8
Views: 3,168
Posted By captaincarot
if you do decide to tell ggast a message. let me...

if you do decide to tell ggast a message. let me know and i'll tell him so that you get a reply as he doesn't seem to be on here too much
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Saturday 29th October 2016, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,963
Posted By captaincarot
if you really want black headed bunting and can...

if you really want black headed bunting and can talk the missus into another greek trip another year. i can put you onto them easily in corfu
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Saturday 29th October 2016, 16:24
Replies: 8
Views: 3,168
Posted By captaincarot
the best advice i could give you is find the...

the best advice i could give you is find the thread on corfu rock partridge a few threads below this one in the list and send a personal message to ggast who is the last person on there to post.
his...
Forum: Greece & Greek Islands Thursday 17th September 2015, 12:38
Replies: 2
Views: 2,090
Posted By captaincarot
there aren't any. they're extinct. there are...

there aren't any. they're extinct.

there are however some chukar partridge. to see these go to the top of mount pantokratoras and into the nature reserve area. follow thw trail right round till...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 14th November 2014, 20:24
Replies: 4
Views: 3,015
Posted By captaincarot
They do get booted eagle but like golden you have...

They do get booted eagle but like golden you have to drop on Lucky when one has drifted over from Albania as both species breed over there
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 14th November 2014, 17:18
Replies: 4
Views: 3,015
Posted By captaincarot
more likely to be short toed eagle, (breed on...

more likely to be short toed eagle, (breed on pantokrator and always somewhere around the place)

or one of the incredibly annoying plethora of buzzards.(they're annoying as they frequently look like...
Forum: Sea Watch Sunday 15th June 2014, 17:41
Replies: 2
Views: 2,926
Posted By captaincarot
if you really wanted bins rather than a scope for...

if you really wanted bins rather than a scope for sea watching then i'd go for something like the celestron sky master 25 x 100. which are designed to be used from a tripod, not hand held.

but a...
Forum: Derbyshire Sunday 13th April 2014, 12:27
Replies: 5,810
Views: 1,060,397
Posted By captaincarot
mooch round carsington, yesterday, brought my...

mooch round carsington, yesterday, brought my first, willow warbler, first blackcap and first swallow of the year. very nice to see a pair of great crested grebes actually perform a complete weed...
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